The Samsung Galaxy S9 is speculated to have a 3,200 mAh battery, which suggests that the manufacturer might have solved its battery issues for good.
As a mobile phone manufacturer, one of the biggest challenges would presumably be finding the right balance between battery life and a slim form factor. The trend of smartphones getting bigger screens often translates to an increased demand for battery life.
Manufacturing Expenses And Component Costs
Another alternative would be to use more energy-efficient displays like OLED and Super AMOLED. However, better technology usually comes at a higher cost that could increase the unit's suggested retail price in the end.
Apple's recently released iPhone X and its steep price tag have apparently prompted some consumers to consider the South Korean brand. The Samsung Galaxy S9 could be in a good position to attract even more buyers if the features and price are considerably better than the competition.
Bigger Capacity And Faster Charging
News regarding the latest flagship model's battery capacity reportedly came from someone most likely connected with its production in China.
Sam Mobile points out the supposedly leaked dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 indicate that the smartphone is somewhat thicker than its predecessor. It supports the recently leaked details regarding a 3,200 mAh battery planned for the new model.
Along with the information about its battery capacity, the same source also confirmed that Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology is along for the ride as well.
Reduced Bezels Suggest A Bigger Display
According to Tencent Digital News via DigitechQQ, the Samsung Galaxy S9 sports even smaller top and bottom bezels compared to the previous models. The reduction of the borders would allow engineers to increase the display size and retain the same body size.
A bigger screen generally requires more power. Thus, the rumored increase to 3,200 mAh supports this particular configuration.
New Processor From Qualcomm
The rumors detailed above already list several improvements in store for the Samsung Galaxy S9. Meanwhile, another report hints that the flagship unit will be the first mobile phone to come equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.
However, another top-tier handset maker is also rumored to be in talks with Qualcomm to take the opportunity away from Samsung. LG is speculated to release the G7 ahead of their rival to possibly earn the distinction of being the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 845 on board.
If all of the speculation about its 3,200 mAh battery, faster charging times, smaller bezels, increased display size, and powerful processor are true, it could position the Samsung Galaxy S9 as one of the best flagship models due to release next year.